Monday, July 11, 2011

Ma Mere's Kind and Generous Hands

yesterday as i was on my way to pick up sunday school children, i had to first drop ma mere home.. ma mere is ma-mere to everyone at the gospel hall. she has many, many biological grandchildren but she is shared by everyone at the gospel hall!
well anyways, about yesterday..she told me, "terry, i want you to come upstairs...i have something for you and bernie", and so upstairs i went, and THIS is what she gave to me!
this place mat that she had made for us was so full of red that i just thought i would use it for ruby i must tell you though that the little red car had a nose way out of joint!."hadn't we", said the little red car, "gone out saturday and found a pretty house with a red roof. a pretty house just surrounded by crimson flowers, a pretty house and red flowers that we took PICTURES of and hadn't i been promised that you would use THOSE pictures for rubytuesday?"
of course i had said that, but a woman's mind can be changed so easily, eh?
and so therefore "voila!" is my ruby post!
ma mere makes these place mats out of hundreds of christmas cards that she has saved through the mere is 92, i think, and so she told me that she would cut those cards up and give them some use.
ma mere for years has crocheted and knit mitts. hats and baby blankets and sweaters for all of her own children and grandchildren and for all of her children and grandchildren that she has adopted from the gospel hall.
now her kind and generous hands are almost worn out from all of this work.
now her kind and generous hands are making place matts for her hundreds of loved ones.
"oh, " she told me, "i can only make two a day, terry"
"and" she continued, "you can wash it after you use it!"
as if i WOULD!![USE them i mean]..ha this place mat is going to find a place right on my wall!!

happy ruby tuesday everybody and god terry


Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
I've leaned a new word today, placemat.
I googles it and believe it or not, there was a long article about placemats in wikipedia.
How wonderful of that old Lady to make you this special mat with your picture in it.
I wonder how it's made? Has she plastic laminated the work after composing it?
Anyway it's beautiful, and I am so glad you shared your gift with us.

Liz said...

Beautiful shot.

Moms...Check Nyo

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a great use for old Christmas cards! What cheery place mats they make!


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Not yellow or purple or green;
But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
These are the colors with sheen!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not saffron or opal or blue;
But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
Something of sanguinous hue!

Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
Not indigo, salmon or grey;
But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
Colors like these make my day!

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Saija said...

wow! what a sweet ma mere ... lots of work, done the old fashioned way too ...

blessings on you & bernie!!!

Maria @ LSS said...

That is so sweet. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Chubskulit Rose said...

So Pretty!

Please take a peek at my Ruby Tuesday, thank you!

Jim said...

It's a wonderful present, Terry!
Ma Mere feels soooooo good when she gives one. I'll bet she is thinking and praying for the the person she has in mind all the time as she makes it.

Jada's Gigi said...

what a sweet and thoughtful gift! and what a woman of love and generosity!